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What has been the worst sensor and the best sensor in your opinion?

 
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Feb 17, 2012 09:59 |  #1

What sensor setup you have used do you think was the best in the history of Canon DSLR cameras for pure image quality?

And what sensor setup do you think was the worst?

Your own experiences preferred.

Share your reasons why you have that view.

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This is not a discussion on the other components like AF etc.


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Feb 17, 2012 10:04 |  #2

For me, the best I have used is the 5d classic sensor.

Straight out of the camera and needed minimal editing.

The worst?

Sorry to say this, as it will upset some, but in my experience the worst sensor I have used is the 7d.

I have edited images from the 350d, the 500d, the 50d, the 7d, the 5dc and the 5dII.

All of them were clean, with the 350d and the 5dc being the best (inasmuch as a noiseless image being the "best").

But the 7d, that in my opinion, produces the worst image quality of all the cameras I have used.

The noise the 7d sensor produces is the reason for my own view.


Over to you folks....


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Feb 17, 2012 10:06 |  #3

Having only owned a G2 and the 60D, anything I could express would be limited to my experience with only those two cameras. Having said that I have some stunning shots that are likely 12 x 18 inches from the G2, my first venture into "digital". Most are landscape shots taken about 10 years ago in Jackson Wyoming. I had been an avid film photographer for many years prior to digital.




  
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Feb 17, 2012 10:08 |  #4

I agree with the above, although my experience has been with the 550D.... Now when i view images in my library especially those shot from iso 200-800 the 550D pictures stand out like a sore thumb compared to my 5Dii images. Its funny you started this thread as i was just wonder if i should pick up a 5D classic to compliment the 5Dii...


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Feb 17, 2012 10:11 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #5

I don't know about best but my favorite is the 20d. I think more than anything I used it longer than any other DSLR so I was most comfortable with what it could do and adapted it to my shooting style. The 5d mark ii is the "best" I've used as far as image quality, especially at high ISO settings.

I don't have a worst choice for an EOS digital. I did have a canon camcorder that was horrible though.




  
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Feb 17, 2012 10:15 |  #6

Used or owned?

The best i have used is the Hasselblad V with a 39mp digital back. I realy want one but it's way out of my league. Very nice camera though.

The worst was the Mustek DV3000. I bought it for mo kids when they were small because they were so cheap. It worked, took pics and video but dang the quality sucked.


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Feb 19, 2012 05:29 |  #7

Anyone else?


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Feb 19, 2012 05:38 |  #8

Are the 550D, 600D, 60D and 7D the same sensor?


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Feb 19, 2012 07:12 |  #9

Best 1d4 and worst 50d for me.


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Feb 19, 2012 09:08 |  #10

It is not sensor alone, it is sensor + digic 4 processor. So may be, digic 5 or 5+ will lift these sensors performance to next level.
I am waiting for 70D, hopefully it will get 5D2 sensor in APSC format and digic 5+ processor..


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Feb 19, 2012 09:23 |  #11

ssmanak wrote in post #13923919 (external link)
I am waiting for 70D, hopefully it will get 5D2 sensor in APSC format and digic 5+ processor..

So basically, you want the old 20D sensor - same sensor density as the 5DM2 (providing the same 8MP as the 20D), but with digic V processor?
Wow....talk about re-introducing old tech! At least the processing and FPS should fly, eh!


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Feb 19, 2012 09:25 |  #12

Best - 1D4 - absolutely no doubt there.
Worst among the DSLR's was probably the 300D although my experience of it is very limited. I've been pleasantly surprised by a 20D (the equal of a 5Dc,) 40D, 5D2, 1D3. Although the 50D was slightly worse than the 40D, I'd pick the 50D over the 40D any day of the week.

The 7D was underwhelming, particularly in low light. I sold mine 18 months back but (iirc) it's auto-ISO used to run away to places it should never have gone...


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Feb 19, 2012 09:26 as a reply to  @ Old Baldy's post |  #13

For me, with limited EOS experience, the best has been the 5Dc and the worst has been the 50D. I preferred my earlier 20D to the 50D. Loved the new features, the screen, the C registers, but was underwhelmed by the image quality of the 50D. Images seemed to render "brittle" and artifical, compared to the smooth 20D and smoother 5Dc.

Moving on from 50D to 5D was like.....AHHHHH, YES....life is good again! :)


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Feb 19, 2012 09:28 |  #14

mtimber wrote in post #13914438 (external link)
For me, the best I have used is the 5d classic sensor.

Straight out of the camera and needed minimal editing.

The worst?

Sorry to say this, as it will upset some, but in my experience the worst sensor I have used is the 7d.

I have edited images from the 350d, the 500d, the 50d, the 7d, the 5dc and the 5dII.

All of them were clean, with the 350d and the 5dc being the best (inasmuch as a noiseless image being the "best").

But the 7d, that in my opinion, produces the worst image quality of all the cameras I have used.

The noise the 7d sensor produces is the reason for my own view.


Over to you folks....

That might be true, if all you care about is noise. Noise is not the only criteria for a good sensor, depending on what you are shooting. For other things pixel density matters enough to sacrifice a little bit of noise.

If your final goal, is to make a large print from something you need to deep crop into (like the moon, a plane, or a bird), your final results will be better with the 7D sensor then it would with the 5Dc, or 5D2 sensor.

It just depends on your requirements.

For me, I can honestly say I have not really run into a bad sensor from Canon. I guess if I had to say the one that seems to get the most crap talked about it, it would be the one in the S100.


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Feb 19, 2012 09:29 |  #15

Old Baldy wrote in post #13923962 (external link)
For me, with limited EOS experience, the best has been the 5Dc and the worst has been the 50D. I preferred my earlier 20D to the 50D. Loved the new features, was underwhelmed by the image quality of the 50D. Images seemed to render "brittle" and artifical, compared to the smooth 20D and smoother 5Dc.

Moving on from 50D to 5D was like.....AHHHHH, YES....life is good again! :)

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